Renault has delivered two Fluence Z.E. electric cars to two car service firms in London.
Climatecars and greentomatocars are both car service firms (private hire services) whose operations are focused in Central London.
Given that, the move towards electric cars makes perfect sense, especially given the Fluence Z.E.’s 115-mile range and the relatively good availability of charging points in London – compared to the rest of the UK, at any rate.
All four Fluence Z.E. will be based in Central London, with both companies ensuring their costs and electricity usage are minimised through charging via the Source London network and their own in-house charging points.
Co-Founder and Managing Director of greentomatocars, Jonny Goldstone, commented:
“We’re delighted to have taken delivery of our first fully Electric Vehicles and have already taken bookings for 40% of our EV capacity with orders from corporate customers for Zero Emission shuttle services. We fully intend to add more Zero Emission vehicles to our 250-strong fleet this year.”
Nicko Williamson, founder and MD of Climatecars said:
“The addition of the fully electric Renault Fluence Z.E. to Climatecars fleet marks a crucial step towards our aim of being the worlds first zero emission car service. We are really excited to have partnered with Renault and are looking forward to offering a 100% electric car service to our customers. Climatecars electric vehicle fleet will be operating in Central London and will be priced at the same level as our normal hybrid fleet”.
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